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Applesauce Brownies

Here's a reduced-fat dessert recipe that uses applesauce in place of much of the fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening, margarine or butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. applesauce
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat the sugar and fat together. Add the eggs and then applesauce. Add the dry ingredients and beat. Grease or coat a 10-by-16 jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle over the top: 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ cup nuts and chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 24 servings.

Per serving: 124 calories, 4 grams (g) fat and 21 g carbohydrate.

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